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Resources for Bureau of Family Health Grantees

Program management:

Project Management Tools - These tools are provided to assist agencies in carrying out the requirements of the Maternal and Child Health services contracts with the Iowa Department of Public Health. The project management tools are located on a password-protected Web site.

Grantee Newsletter:

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Manuals/Handbooks:

Maternal and Child Health Administrative Manual

This manual has been developed as a guide and reference for implementation of the Maternal and Child Health services contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health. However, the manual may be helpful to others interested in systems development or other maternal and child health activities.

Click here to view the manual (4th Edition)  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Child and Adolescent Reporting System (CAReS) and Women’s Health Information System Manuals

The user’s manual for the Child and Adolescent Reporting System (CAReS) and the Women’s Health Information System have been developed as guides for data entry as required by the Maternal and Child Health services contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health. The CAReS manual is 3MB in size and may take a few minutes to open. The manuals can be saved on the local computer without opening by ‘right clicking’ on the link and selecting ‘save target as’ from the pop-up menu.

Child and Adolescent Reporting System Manual  Adobe Acrobat Logo

2013 CAReS Training

EPSDT Care for Kids Informing and Care Coordination Handbook  Adobe Acrobat Logo

  • The EPSDT Care for Kids Informing and Care Coordination Handbook assists Title V Child Health agencies and their subcontractors in implementing EPSDT Care for Kids informing and care coordination services.

DHS Policy Manual for Screening Centers  This item links to an outside page

  • The Iowa Medicaid Provider Manual for Screening Centers contains basic information concerning Iowa’s Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid). All providers of medical and health services participating as a Medicaid Screening Center use this manual. It includes information on policies, procedures, and billing for this Medicaid program.

Brochure Order Form  Adobe Acrobat Logo

  • This order form is used for placing requests for brochures distributed through ISU Extension. Information is provided through the Healthy Families Line.

Women’s Health Information System Manual (WHIS)  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Domestic Violence Screening Training and Resources

Caregiver Depression Screening Training (CDST)

Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHaWP) Training and Resources

Other Links of Interest:

2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey

Statewide Report (presented September 11, 2012)

Adolescent Health Report (presented October 11, 2012)

Oral Health Report (presented December 18, 2012)

Weight, Eating Habits and Physical Activity Report (presented June 6, 2013)

Additional Resources